Anthony Doerr

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer. Author of All The Light We Cannot See and Four Seasons in Rome

Monday, February 6, 2017

Anthony Doerr is an American author of novels and short stories. He gained widespread recognition for his 2014 novel All the Light We Cannot See, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2015 Carnegie Medal for Excellence. The novel was on over a dozen year-end lists, including Barnes & Noble, NPR’s Fresh Air, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Doerr’s fiction has been translated into over thirty languages, and is anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scriber Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. He has won the Story Prize, which is considered the most prestigious prize in the U.S. for a collection of short stores, and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, which is the largest prize in the world for a single short story.

“Doerr’s prose dazzles, his sinewy sentences blending the naturalists’ unswerving gaze with the poet’s gift for metaphor. “ -The New York Times Book Review